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, maybe the all-time great experience was my houston office, led my jason fuller. and we got a call in the dallas office, and so the houston and dallas offices together did this. so we got a call in the dallas office from a woman in mississippi, and she said i didn't know who else to call but i knew senator hutchison's name. and my son is having a -- an asthma attack. in houston. and i don't know how to get him the help he needs. he's in his apartment by himself. and my staff said please give me the information, and we will call our houston office and we will see if we can get help. which they did, called the houston office. the houston office called 911, they went out to the young man's apartment, and he was, in fact, in a dire circumstance, and would have died had he not gotten help right away. but they took him in, they gave him the help that he needed, and that man -- young man is alive today. so this -- these instances are some of the great memories that i will have of having a wonderful staff that will go the extra mile and try to help the individuals in our state as well as o
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
ago more reassuring news. we will take you live to the hospital in houston. also, it is a nightmare for new yorkers. standing on a subway platform, and they are usually very crowded. when somebody pushes you in front of a moving train. this week it happened again. police now say someone has been charged in this. and a twist in their investigation, now they are calling this one a hate crime. stay close. i'm dominique dawes and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. this means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all -- life. update you on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is now out of intensive care. doctors moving him into a regular patient room at the houston hospital where they have been treating him since november. president bush who is 88 years old, the oldest living former
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a meteor that people saw before dawn, driving. very unfortunate. it was so bright, a camera caught it 500 miles away. had it been a ufo, obviously, a life-changer. >>> and it was supposed to be the game of the year between new england and houston last night. wasn't even close. even when things didn't go as planned, as you see here, well, the patriots took advantage, fumbling into the end zone. why not? tom brady and the patriots steamrolling the houston, texans. the new daddy threw for four scores. and right now, there's no doubt about who the kings of the hill are in the nfl. >> josh, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen shooting in midday, midtown manhattan, just steps away from carnegie hall. a young man executed. one bullet to the back of the head in a mob-style hit. this was calm and cold-blooded. >> reporter: this crime was carefully planned. an execution-style shooting on a busy sidewalk, just during lunchtime, with a
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, thundershowers in houston. chicago snow. had temperatures by this afternoon, chilly low to mid- 50s across the bay area. and then that chance of rain continues once again into saturday clearing for sunday another slight chance of rain for monday. >>> discouraging news for parents wanting to adopt russian children. president vladimir putin is banning all adoptions by russian parents. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on the youngest victims of an international tug of war. >> our children are very much so excited for having a baby brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was
him from intensive care to a regular patient room at the methodist hospital in houston. the senior president bush initially checked into the hospital for bronchitis and a cough. he was preparing to go home until he developed a fever and other complications last week. bush is 88 years old. 9: 22 we will be right back after this. >>> more than 800 new laws are set to take effect in california at the start of the new year.now just two days away. kron four's philippe djegal took at look -- and has some highlights. >> reporter: murderers given a second chance. senate bill 9 says some prisoners who commited murder as a child could now have a chance of returning to the streets. instead of life without parole. some offenders can fight for a new term of 25 years to life. >>> and, drivers licenses for illegals. some 400-thousand undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for a license. this applies to those in a federal program supporting immigrants who came to states as a child and have not broken the law. another bill out of the assembly. >>> gives women greater access to birth control.
was taken 102 yards for a touchdown. houston needed a win to clinch but the colts played spoiler. andrew luck put the game away with a perfect strike to hilton. what rookie season for the former stanford quarterback. colts win. both teams will meet in the playoffs. >> and denver behind peyton manning beat kansas city show, bron -- broncos claim the number one seed. >> ama: it is nearly time to ring in the new year. why buddh -- buddists are why buddh -- buddists are pulling you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> ama: coming up in a half hour at 6:00, new protections for home owners in california. the regulation designed to keep people in
from boston to houston were ready to go on strike sunday. those ports move about 40% of the nation's container cargo traffic. we enjoyed sunshine across the region, but the big story is tomorrow's potential snow. steve rudin is here to talk about that. >> we are watching the maps right now. right now it appears we will see a little bit of snow here in the d.c. area, but not a ton. take a look at the travel forecast. no problems for indianapolis, detroit, new york city and boston. you will find absolutely beautiful conditions as you head to the center of the country. we are watching a storm system to the lower left-hand corner of the screen. this is what is on its way tomorrow. it will start off as a bit of a wintry mix changing over to right now it appears mainly rain. already we do have a winter weather advisory set to go into effect late tonight into the day tomorrow. north and west of d.c., including frederick maryland, and the panhandle of west virginia. what to expect and when coming up in just a few minutes from the bill for whether -- belfort furniture weather center. >> a n
question that question now. >>> now to some surveillance video from houston. trust me, when you see this, you're going to want these bad guys put away for a long time. the gang of thieves ripped off a daycare center. three or four young men were captured on surveillance camera. there's one right there. going in, they shattered the glass door, then stole six tvs and several game consoles. that ain't all. and one thief took the time to hop on a tiny tricycle and ride it around the yard of the building. >> it's a total lack of respect. unfortunately, i think that's the mentality these days. >> the owner says he's hoping everyone involved in the burglary will be spending next christmas in jail. to that, i'm sure we all say amen. amen. >>> air travel is starting to get back to normal after that deadly winter storm tapered off. but the cleanup job goes on for parts of the northeast, just pounded by the drenching downpours and record snow. abc's john schriffen reports. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. powerful snap-like twigs in arkansas and this pickup truck in southern illinois. stru
iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'll be right back. harris: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. three police of
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wage. >> i won't pay it! >> stephanie: exactly. let's go to richard in houston. >> caller: hey, stephanie. first time caller here and i love your show. why do everybody seem so surprised when the right-wingers keep pulling these stunts? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it kills me when i see people lined up in the streets, rain and snowing, and they are protesting away -- these people do not care for us why have we started voting these people into office. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i get so mad seeing this ona daily basis. >> stephanie: that's the thing boehner is claiming a mandate for the house -- a million more people voted for democrats even for the house. it's because of redistricting, and he knows that. our caller is right. really did people vote to have them do the same thing other again. >> yeah. >> stephanie: we'll talk to representative jan schakowsky about it next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) this friday current tv presents a special event. >> nobody knows disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hu
, bailey in houston, they are 11 now, and so many of my colleagues that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here, have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capital during these times. 11 years for the children, and 20 for my husband, ray. and i know my children fondest memory if i ask them what either of them are most about this is to the capital, is playing soccer in the russell building hallways in the evenings when it is clear to and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gift of strong values, unwavering support, and education to be whatever i want to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i want to be. they would never have thought that their daughter growing up in lamar texas, a town of 15,000 people would think that she could be a united states senator. we had a wonderful public school system, and i'm proud to say i am a product of public education. m
president george hw bush is a growing concern. the 88-year-old transfered to houston methodist hospital. he's been at the center ever since a lot of month because of a chronic cough. but he's been fighting a high fever for days. this morning he was put on a liquides only diet. >> no one puts new icu because things are going well we're hoping medicine was help him turn things around. >> barbara bush spent christmas by his side, former president george w bush expected to visit incoming days. >> retailers reeling tonight after holiday sales missed marks. they were expecting shoppers to spend 2% more than last year but turns out sales grew less than 1%. very disappointing. david with, a look the impact on the economy. >> there is no doubt that this is a real blow but kboitsing to impact people making goods retailers put on shelves. dispatting growth is likely tied to conservative gifting. >> i didn't get as many gifts but smaller gifts that meant more. >> mother nature dealt blizzards and hurricane sandy. haijor see vents. the bare area spared disasters and boost bid good economic news, higher
on sunday between labor union shipping at ports from boston to houston, could be halted. insiders say a deal looks like a long shot. right now over 14,000 workers are threatening to strike at 14 major ports. you see them go all along the south and east coast. not only will a strike cause billions of dollars a day, it will force shipping costs to rise. things will be delayed coming in. right now the union is fighting for workers to be paid per shipping container, which comes out to a salary of $124,000 per year for each worker. >>> mother nature adding insult to injury to people still trying to recover from super storm sandy. many in sea bright, new jersey, was devastated down there, say this week's nor'easter was like being kicked while down. one homeowner picked what she could salvage from sandy in a container. she sadly discovered it flooded. >> i don't know what to do about that. i'll have to -- first of all, get it out and get it someplace and dry it out. >> juliet: i drove down there three weeks ago, i could not believe what i saw. about 150 out of the 300 people who live there stayed.
at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. former president bush has >> he says that he is determined not to be grumpy and it's difficult bithynia understands that he is there for a reason. >> former president bush has been at since november 23rd when he cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> now at five - more wet weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lea
president remains in intensive care at a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long time aid of the former president says he is unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but that he would tell well wishers put the harps back in the closet. >> they're requiring people to visit their elderly parent or risk being sued. they do not specify how often they have to happen but it will allow elderly parents neglected by their children to take them to court. it is being filled by an increase in life eck speck tan sidelines and those that limit most families to a single child. >> time is 7:49. coming up, he's turning 100 years old. the gift he's giving riders. >> plus a new crime fighting strategy in oakland. who the city is bringing in to help try to reduce the violence >>> welcome back to mornings on 2. the district attorney's office is now investigating two separate police shootings. the latest happened last night at a gas station near interstate 80. officers were called to a chevron around 6:40 last night. they saw a man pistol whip a woman. two officers then opened fire. the su
york and a chilly 46 degrees. 79, mostly cloudy in houston and 53 mostly cloudy in denver. around the bay area, i think the worst we'll see is a couple of patches of dense fog this morning and by the afternoon a few passing high clouds. otherwise we are going to look at a lot of sunshine in between and the temperatures not too bad, 60s in san jose. 61 in milpitas and east bay running in the 50s and low 60s and in the central bay, temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s too and the weekend looking better. temperatures mid-60s by sunday. maybe even a little bit warmer into monday. then slight chance of showers by the middle of next week. gianna franco you're big on the metal stuff. >> i'm a metallica stuff. i'm excited to see that they are part of the new millennium and social media. >>> jumping over to the freeways, good stuff as well. slight delays as you work your way westbound 580. on the flip side eastbound we have reports of construction still so we're seeing a bit of a back up as you work your through that area. not too far from there, we have reports of a hit-and-run accident
members visited bush at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. >> he is extremely optimistic. it is difficult but he understands that he is there for a reasoned anti appreciate the great care that he is getting at methodist. >> former president bush has been at methodist hospital since november 23rd when he had a bronchitis - like- cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> tonight police in santa rosa are investigating the death of an elderly woman. who was found floating in a pond at a condo complex. as kron-4's alecia reid spoke to the residents who made the gruesome discovery. >> reporter: neighbors discovered this woman and soft--this resident ' as a daughter found this woman floating in the pond. she did not want to show her face on camera. after the police and dragged the body out of the water, they realized that it was their 70 year-old neighbor. but they do not live in the complex. they have no idea how she got there or if she was visiting anyone. >> i do
.w. bush is out of intensive care and back in a regular room in a houston hospital. the elder former president has been hospitalized since the day after thanksgiving for what a spokesman called a bronchitis- like cough. but he developed a fever last sunday and was moved to the icu. at the time, he was reportedly on the liquid diet, though a spokesman didn't say why. president bush is 88 years old. >>> the woman charged with pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train is accused of a hate crime. erica menendez is accused of shoving an indian man on to the tracks in new york city, the second such killing in a month. she told authorities she hates muslims and hindus. prosecutors believed she assumed the victim practiced one of those religions. >>> the first legal action is underway in the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the lawyer asked to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a six-year- old survivor. the lawsuit is over school security. the lawyer said his client heard screaming and gun fire over the school's intercom. the claim against the stat
to singing for his doctors and nurses. he's still battling that fever at a hospital in houston he was moved to icu on sunday. doctors are still optimistic about his recovery. >>> yet another epic battle in this town this weekend. stakes could not be higher. it is winner take all for the nfc east title. >> it's been a successful season. almost as successful as the redskins themselves. now that there are talk of playoffs, but before we get to that, there is one win in the way. >> the shirt says it all. redskins fans are ready to clinch the division title, but why stop there? >> i'm getting ready to think about my drive to new orleans. >> first the redskins and cowboys face off in a classic nfl rivalry. each team has their loyal fans sporting their colors, but not everyone is eager to throw on the burgundy and gold. go redskins. >> cowboys! 28-21, cowboys! >> the clarks are split down the middle. >>> the one i was in labor with, this is how she -- he has to go with his dear old dad. he's a little shy. >> he has to go back and forth, because he's r.c. 3. >> they can relate. gabriella has redski
and with houston. we're all glad she will now be able to cheer from the sidelines at the soccer games. on the other hand, we'll miss seeing them practice their corner kicks on the second floor of the russell building. by the way, if you have ever been with kay on one of her early morning power walks, you know her kids -- you know where her kids get their energy. i'm told kay has worn out multiple members of congress, several staffers and quite a few others on those walks. and it's a fitting metaphor for her career. there are so many talents in the senate that it's easy to forget what remarkable stories many of them have. senator hutchison is without question one of the most impressive. raised in an era where women were a rarity in politics, kay forged her own path, kicking open the door of opportunity wherever she went. in the process, she has come to personify texas independence. which is entirely fitting since one of kay's great, great, great grandfathers signed the texas declaration of independence. kay's many successes in life are a testament to her personal toughness and determination in the f
that occurred in houston, texas where a mother and her daughter were murdered on christmas eve and so there are times when the local authorities need immediate assistance, or the time then we had a child predator, although this legislation may not define violent acts as such, i can tell you that the community felt violated when a number of children were preyed upon and through the kind n and the understanding of the local f.b.i. office in houston and my persistence and the difficulty of coordinating with -- coordinating with local authorities because of the sort of uncomfortableness of the involvement of the federal government, we overcame that and they participated and shortly thereafter the predator was captured. children are impacted and that is why this legislation is enormously important. i also want to take note of the fact that the gentleman from south carolina is right. the f.b.i. did not have statutory authority to assist in the investigation, mass killings or other violent crime that occurred in other places such as schools and universities. we now have put forward this fede
's a proud graduate of prairie view a&m university in texas, in the surrounding area of houston, prairie view, texas. he has a great heritage and connectedness to the black power movement, and he's a good combination of peace, gentleness, firmness, leadership and courage. and i might say that he was a man for these times. just as the bible dictated thattester was a woman for her -- that esther was a woman for her time. our chairman of the congressional black caucus found his role in a number of challenges that we faced. and if i might paraphrase a biblical story, hopefully i have it nearly right, but i call this chairman a modern day joseph, who was able to wear the multicolor coat, representing constituencies from different backgrounds and going to represent his people in a foreign land. chairman cleaver would go to places where others had not gone or raise his voice to issues that were unpopular and he did so with the consensus and collaboration of the astute and committed members of the congressional black caucus. i went to his district, as many of us did. we're proud to see the affection
yesterday watching the houston texans clinch a spot in the nhl playoffs titans in tennessee. desperate search for 11-year-old cancer patient. cops claim this video shows her mother literally pulling her out of the hospital with the equipment even the iv still attached. and the big problem is, there is a piece of equipment in her heart. the race to find young emily is next. plus, a new twist in the case of the millionaire at the center of a massive murder investigation. is he the guy who claimed that somebody poisoned his dogs. and now he says he is on the move again. the mac afee man as fox reports live tonight. h my goodn! oh my gosh, this looks amazing! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15entrees under $15, seafood, chicken and more! oothe tilapiawith roastedegetab! i'm actually looking at the wo grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. at pork chop was great! no more fast food friday's! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer ] come try our new menu and sea food differently and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salad, sandwiches, and more. an 11-ye
ambushed be by a similar one by the shooter in newtown. that day in houston a police officer 'cause killed in a traffic stop. how come this steady toll doesn't keep our attention? shouldn't it add urgency to the debate? >> it's not just the first responders. on my sunday show, i dealt with the issue that there have been on average, dealing with the black kids, a newtown every 40 days in the last two years. >> say that again. >> every 40 days, when you take the number of black kids who have been shot and killed, there's been a newtown every 40 days. >> that's important. >> we saw what happened in chicago. yeah, we're sort of used to it. what we must do is look at when you have a mass shooting, that focuses the attention and causes folks to say have we been asleep at the wheel when it comes to these other issues? and we have. it is because again, america unfortunately has to have a major issue. a major issue to go oh, now let's do something about it. >> get our attention. >> i think roland made a really profound point earlier when he was we always want a silver bullet when there's a thing li
terrorizing neighborhoods in chicago, detroit, houston, washington washington, d.c. for over decades now. one of my local newspapers, the "chicago tribune," reports that at the end of march, murders in my city had spiked almost 60%. and as of june, homicides in chicago were up almost 20% over last year. 488 murders to date. ranging from 18 months to 19 years. these are americans also shot down like dogs in the street. as i recall being in the hospital room when my son was pronounced dead, there was a primal scream that came from his sister, his mother. it wasn't a scream of a black woman. it wasn't a scream of a white mother. it wasn't a scream of a latina mother mother or a scream of an asian mother. it was a scream, a primal scream of a mother. a scream that is rarely duplicated anywhere. it is a horrible scream and i can't get that scream out of my consciousness. so i applaud speaker pelosi, leader pelosi, soon to be speaker pelosi and i applaud the democrats who are standing here. we must stop future sandy hooks right now. we cannot allow the schools of america to become killing fields. w
. but young children are victims too. in houston last year, a 6-year-old took a loaded handgun to school. the gun went off. three kids were wounded. many in this country say enough is enough. i'm joined tonight by congressman keith ellison of minnesota and msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. gentlemen, thank you for your time tonight. i'll have an open question to both of you. professor, we'll go with you first. we talk about change in society. what does it take for us to change what we are seeing unfold before our eyes? >> well, ed, our hearts go out to all the victims of this most recent crime and tragedy. the reality is we've got to face the fact that we are addicted to violence in this culture, that at every level we reinforce the notion that violence is an apt resolution of conflict. and beyond that, we've got to deal with the fact that the ready accessibility of guns has led to devastating consequences for untold americans. because it's not only the immediate event that induces trauma, it's the psychic trauma that is endured by those who
and thunderstorms from houston to cleveland and nashville. the storms are going to move east to atlanta and pittsburgh. rain in the pacific northwest. up to a foot in the rockies, and cascade and sierra range. >> 50s from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches the show for a while knows i am a big fan of las vegas. one of the nation's true. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> why am i not surprised? >> willis loves it too. one of the nation's true adult playground to put it mildly. this morning a reason to love sin city even more. >> wham, bam, grand slam. new denny's opened. 24-hour joint. has a full bar. >> mm-hmm. >> and since it's vegas, they also have the obligatory weddle chapel. >> yes, yes, yes. >> they offer a range of wedding packages, some including cake made of denny's pancake puppies. i can't think of anything better. >> anyone who spent time in vegas, tell you at least once, denny's has saved their life. i think, it is only right they expand and make it as big, bold
an update on the fiscal cliff, two articles to show you. this is from the houston chronicle. that's from the houston chronicle. if there are updates, we will get those throughout this morning's program. one other article and we want to show you -- according to one article, the nominee has flown back from hawaii with the president on air force one. most of the papers are filled with articles about the fiscal cliff issue. joining us now is merideth shiner of cq roll call. ms. shiner. guest: ms. shiner seem so formal. we're having a recession in between christmas and new year's. that has not happened since the 1970's. maybe we should play disco or maybe they should just finished their work so they can stop making terrible jokes. i think you are a point to see some push in the next few days to try to get some sort of small deal done. you have to remember and your viewers will notice, because they are fans of the legislative process, anything that gets done, it has to get done very quickly in order for there to be time before new year's for it to be approved and signed into law. today's the 2
for women in sexual violence. >>> george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke thece between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meeting
not know what the toward is talking about. the population is going to. or houston -- it is not in their thought process to think they have a problem with unemployment or housing. other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. i think this has to be very local to figure out how to solve it. i think the availability of credit is fine. i am not sure that is altogether a bad thing. i think we have a lot more granular to figure out what the right answer should be as opposed to try to figure out by community or state. >> can you talk about the customer relationship and how it changes to the dramatic really some chips with the bank over the last several years. your coverage regarding homebuyer education and the huge lessons of the past few years people need to understand what they're getting into when they make this enormous commitment. let me ask you about a different change in the customer relationship. it was reported a couple of weeks ago of in won a news article or the bank was backing off of a plan for imposing fees. i am curious, was it right? what should we
at houston's methodist hospital. he was admitted eight days ago and is being treated for bronchitis. his office says the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. bush is 88 years old. the oldest living former president. >>> and to staten island now where a town hal meeting where victims of superstorm sandy got so heat that had we had to share it with you. >> you think it's a joke. you really think it's a joke. you go home for the holidays, i don't! but you sit there. >> our affiliate wabc captured a very tense scene as you see it there. this was on thursday night as more than 700 people angry about the slow pace of the recovery efforts sought answers from fema representatives about when they could expect relief. some residents reportedly walked out of the meeting while fema officials talked about how to register for assistance. >>> can you imagine the frustration there? >>> women at war, many are barred from parts of the military, now some are going to court for their right to fight. we'll talk with one service woman about her own struggles in the military. who h
george herbert walker bush waking up in a houston hospital. said to be in stable condition being treated for a bronchitis-related cough. he's 91 years old. he has been visited by several of his children including former president george w. bush. hopefully he will be going home very soon. martha: there are around the clock demonstrations in egypt as president morsi and the muslim brotherhood push through a hard-line islamist constitution. morsi supporters blocked them from entering the courthouse in order to give a ruling on this constitution. steve harrigan joins us from there. where do we stand now with this constitutional court having no ability to rule at this point? >> reporter: the most unusual situation in cairo where you have egypt's top court whose judges now say basically they are afraid to do their job. they were supposed to enter the court sunday to get to work. there was a crowd of pro-government protester surrounding that white house. the judges say they felt intimidated by the crowd both physically and psychologically intimidated. so for now they suspended all their work. m
of this and that for the year. so google, the most searched things of the year. whitney houston was the biggest trending celebrity of the year. she passed away several months back. also, the justin bieber breakup with actress selena gomez was the most inquired about celebrity split. andy murray was the most searched olympian. "skyfall" topped the movie list. "gangnam" was the top trending song. and in fashion, british olympic kick designer stella mccartney was the top trending label of the year. >> can you believe it's going to be 2013 in a couple of weeks? this particular groom was going to the chapel to be married. the only problem, he was arrested and spent the night in jail. he was driving 100 miles per hour near valparaiso, indiana. officers saying he was switching lanes, almost totaled his jeep. they waited until he pulled into the church's parking lot. this as relatives were waiting and shouting at him to slow down before he performed a doughnut. he told police he was late for the wedding and just been released from jail earlier that day. didn't make the wedding. >>> and the fully loaded cheese b
a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. the joint statement offered the pair gratitude for all of the prayers. doctors upgraded their conditions to satisfactory. it is a long step of healing for the people in newtown, connecticut. all of the flowers and letters and photoin new ton will be soil and blocks to be used in a foundation of a future memorial. it was senator daniel inouyhe's last wish. for colleen handbusa to be. >> i made the appointment for the state of schatz is flying to washington with president obama he is expected to be sworn in later. those are the headlines for you. >> clayton: we'll talk the scal cliff. today is the twenth. a few days left for congress and the president to get their act together.
, such a global star. so as you can see, the fans filing in, galaxy versus the houston dynamo. they played last year for the championship, the galaxy won. beckham wants to go out with a bang. when his second consecutive mls championship, deb. >> we understand that beckham may not be the only one leaving the galaxy. >> yes. landon donovan arguably one of the greatest american players of all time, both on the international scene and with the galaxy, says he's going to take some time off after this game. he has not officially announced his retirement or anything like that, but donovan, who is only 30 years old, is an active player on the field. he's put a lot of miles on his legs and they're saying they're not sure what he's going to do. the fans would love to see him keep playing. donovan may retire. >> all right, well, we may never have seen david beckham play personally, but we'll always look forward to seeing him in whatever picture we can. thank you so much. >>> a recovering addict says striving to perfect almost cost him his life. as a young gymnast, he felt so much pressure he turned to alc
. at the same time houston gained about 96,000 jobs. los angeles about 78,000. given its record energy production, north carolina has been named as the best-run stat. wyoming slips to second in this year's 24 sln 7 wall street.com rankings. nebraska is third. california wins the dubious distinction of the worst-run state just ahead of rhode island and illinois. >>> well, cold play dreams of paradise. but americans who seek it in hawaii have a steep price to pay. the rainbow state tops a new cold well banker list of the most expensive states for home buyers. the average listing for a four bedroom two bath home going for nearly $750,000. massachusetts is about $300,000 less but still the second most expensive state. california is the third priceyest with a $430,000 price tag on average. the most affordable listings, nebraska where the average listing is about $145,000. iowa and georgia ranked second and third least expensive. those are your number ones here on "weekends with alex witt." tht a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot?
with secretary houston to follow-up on what i understood west virginia's rights to become a which is the photo id to register but only a signature to code. is there a problem with that? >> there are a dozen ways that you can do that as long as it is respected in your state. if you can get the political pieces in your state, the people to generally agree on what the rules are, and that's why i love the title, is a balance. every time that you had something, that makes it easier to vote then you have to balance that with something that also makes it secure. that is the more secure unit unique to make sure you are not denying access. and i think it is a formula that is -- that needs to be accepted to take the stage. there are any number of ways you could do this i made a proposal on the when the february he was being discussed in ohio, and it had the value of being ignored by both political parties. because they wanted what they wanted. they didn't want what was the balance. so there were any number of ways than you could do this. it's about getting people -- again, for me it's not the policy. the p
riveria. her jet was damaged in a crash in texas and registered to a company in houston. no one was hurt in that incident and friend and family and fans are holding a vig il. >> steve: we are hearing from the family of a british nurse that killed hears after putting through a prank call to kate hiddle ton's appearance-- middleton. >> they miss her every moment of every day . they are really grateful to the support of the british public and the public overseas for the messages and support and kindness. >> steve: as a result of the tragedy the australian radio team behind the call, the show was cancel prankk calls are banned on all shows on the channel . the radio station expected to give $500,000 to the nurse's family. >> eric: right to life places, there are no plates with the opinion available. they voted down pro option that said trust woman. the state attorney general has not decided whether to appeal. >> gretchen: the gird gird bidding adieu to his own country move nothing a new mansion in belg jum. he is taking flight from the president's plan to tax all incomes above 1.2 million at
coming from twitter, weighing in on the question. john says -- host: joe, houston, texas, let me clarify. if you have more than one home at one time, you can write off the first, that you of and the others that you own, that is what john would like to see. joe, republican line. caller: like the other caller said, reduced from $1,000 to $500. host: do you benefit from that? caller: yes. host: you would still be willing to give it up? how come? caller: [indiscernible] i do not want to tax the rich. i make $150,000. i have to trucks, i have to employees, my taxes will go up. host: "the christian science monitor" had a survey with results around mortgage interest and charitable giving deductions. caller: [indiscernible] charity, christmas time, toys for tots. host: theresa, illinois, hello. caller: good morning. i would be willing to give up a little bit more. i was forced into early retirement. i lost my job in february of 2009. i cannot find anything. so, i was forced to go into early retirement, so i am giving my extra 500 that i would have earned every month. i believe that that is a giv
, detroit, houston, washington washington, d.c. for over decades now. one of my local news -- the chicago tribune reports that at the end of march, murders in my city had spiked almost 60%. and as of june, homicide in chicago were up almost 20% over last year. 488 murders to date. ranging from 18 months to 19 years. these are americans also shot down like dogs in the street. as i recall being in the hospital room when my son was pronounced dead, there was a primal scream that came from his sister, his mother. it wasn't a scream of a black woman. it wasn't a scream of a white mother. it wasn't a scream of a latina mother mother or a scream of an asian mother. it was a scream, a primal scream of a mother. a scream that is rarely duplicated anywhere. it is a horrible scream and i can't get that scream out of my consciousens. so i applaud speaker pelosi, leader pelosi, soon to be speaker pelosi and i applaud the democrats who are standing here. we must stop future sandy hooks right now. we cannot allow the schools of america to become killing fields. we must act now. i applaud all of those wh
anywhere in this country. host: here is the minimum wage in california. mike in houston, republican. caller: good morning. i oppose raising the minimum wage. it's an artificial boundary. it does not represent a person's skills that. if a person is 17 and has no skills, why what they earn more than their producer? are the employers compelled to pay them $8 or $7 an hour and if they have no skills? that's why you have a higher unemployment rate among kids. when i was an intern in d.c., they did not pay me, but internship provide an opportunity to develop your skills, to find out what you like, to find out how you treat customers, and to find out what you are good at. your pay raise becomes effective depending on how you are. when you build up your skills and find out what you are good at and you produce. host: are your business owner? caller: i am not, but i'm in sales. my commission is built on mccleamy performance. host:. the texas minimum wage, $7.25. the cost of living in california speaks for itself. why regulate that? let the employer, let the student or a the normally young kids negoti
's not a question of texas versus new york. it's a question of houston versus dallas in terms of differences in what people want and what people are willing to accept. what people think is the appropriate course. even on the last couple of calls we've had someone say we've got to cut spending. someone else said we need more revenue. and if you look at the polls when it comes to the budget everybody wants the government to do just what it's doing now they just want to pay less for it. that's a good trick if you can figure it out. host: gentlemen, thanks so much for joining us this week. and all our information can be found on c-span's fiscal cliff website. up next we'll talk about the president's cabinet and who is in and who is out. and later it's been over a year since the last u.s. troops withdrew from iraq. the we'll ask michael gordon what the status of that country is today. >> a lot of people that i know looking back on the last 40 years will say that ever since apollo the space program has been a job program. how many jobs can we get in your district, in your state? the space shuttle passed b
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